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In the Organic Garden: Week of August 29, 2016

Joe Pye weed and hibiscus | Spotts Garden Service

August 29 to September 4, 2016: As we head into the Labor Day weekend, we’re tidying up the late-summer garden and planting out fall vegetables.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of August 22, 2016

Spotted cucumber beetle | Spotts Garden Service

August 22 to 28, 2016: A lovely break in the weather makes garden chores a pleasure this week. We’re planting out fall vegetables, weeding, and ordering our bulbs for fall planting.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of August 15, 2016

Zinnia | Spotts Garden Service

August 15 to 21 2016: This week, we’re waiting out the rain. When the soil is this wet, it’s better not to dig in it, or even walk around it in very much. So we’re taking a little break and waiting for

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In the Organic Garden: Week of August 8, 2016

Butterfly | Spotts Garden Service

August 8 to 14, 2016: Heat and humidity are sure signs of the dog days of summer. This week, we’re staying after the weeds, watering plants, and keeping our fall seed beds moist.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of August 1, 2016

Bee in Salvia | Spotts Garden Service

August 1 to 7, 2016: Borders are looking a little wilted in all this heat and humidity! We’re thinning plants to increase air circulation, weeding, and planting fall vegetables.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of July 25, 2016

Hibiscus | Spotts Garden Service

July 25 to 31, 2016: The recent heatwave has left some plants wilting. If your plants look droopy, water deeply but infrequently (every few days) at the soil line.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of July 18, 2016

Coneflowers and sweet potato vines | Spotts Garden Service

July 18 to 24, 2016: This week in the organic garden, we’re counting pollinators with KIB and planting fall vegetables.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of July 11, 2016

Malva zebrina | Spotts Garden Service

July 11 to 17, 2016: This week, organic garden borders are buzzing with butterflies. We’re planting out fall vegetables, deadheading perennials, and harvesting berries.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of July 4, 2016

Red coneflower | Spotts Garden Service

July 4 to 10, 2016: Rain + heat = rampant weeds. We’re spending this week in the organic garden weeding the kitchen garden and borders, sowing fall crops, and keeping the jungle of growth under control!

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In the Organic Garden: Week of June 27, 2016

Ripening blackberries | Spotts Garden Service

June 27 to July 3, 2016: Cooler temperatures this week make it a pleasure to spend time in the organic garden! We’re watching the blackberries and raspberries ripen, getting ready to plant fall vegetables, and harvesting lavender.

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